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Old 12-14-2018, 08:03 AM   #1
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Fiberglass siding cracking

Hi Folks,
I'm not sure if anyone has experienced this so here it is. Our 2011 Monaco Knight has a crack on the side below bedroom slide. It starts on the bottom left corner and runs down about 12 inches and seem to be getting worse. I will be calling Monaco to discuss what needs to happen here. Has anyone out there ever had this happen?
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Some of the coaches have a fiberglass siding delamination issue and some have the siding that will split at the seams. Can you post a picture?

I'm not sure that Rev Group (they purchased Monaco) will be much help. You need someone familiar with fiberglass repair. Boats use a lot of fiberglass, so I would start there. Essentially they need to cut or grind out the damaged area and reapply new fiberglass.
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Hi Rwdrummer; I would put a search in the search box at the top right of this page. I remember reading another owner who had a crack in the fiberglass near a corner of a slide. Do not remember when I read the post, but I know I read it. Might get a lot more answers to your question.
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Why are you negative about them being no help! I will be taking the Knight to Indiana next month and hopefully they can figure all this out. They told me a regular service center could not resolve this issue and to bring it home...Will see what happens.
Also it is not a delam issue, it is a structural issue as the slide stops when out...
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Try this post about stress cracks...
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f106/exte...ba-188885.html
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Depending on how fast the crack is growing, I would "stop drill" to prevent it from growing until something can be done to repair it. Jim E. OKC
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Why are you negative about them being no help!
You're right. Rev Group (which was Allied Rec Group) purchased Monaco and Holiday Rambler back in 2013. The reason I'm negative is they shut down all the Coburg Oregon based Monaco operations and little by little have refused to support many of us with older Monaco coaches. Example below.

Best of luck and I hope they can resolve your issue.

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/mona...rs-423016.html
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Most of these cracks appear at the corners beneath the slide opening. In almost all cases it is structural in nature and caused by the slide bouncing up and down when going over bumps.

The cracks can be repaired but in a lot of cases it will come back simply because of the interior wall structure ( interior wall steel beams ) being weak in that area.

I see them all the time on coaches when they come in for Guardian Plates. I have a coach in right now where the bouncing of the slide damaged the floor underneath as well as caused stress cracks in the corners. I have one myself on my own coach. I just fill the crack with caulking to prevent moisture from getting into the wall and let it go knowing full well that I can pay to have it repaired only to have it come back again.

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